Did you know that grapeseed oil is actually a powerhouse for your curls? Neither did we! This lightweight oil is often underrated, but it's one of the dark horses of oils available to curly girls. It has so many amazing benefits, so now is as good a time as ever to begin considering adding it to your curl care routine. This is everything you didn't know about grapeseed oil. Give it a try, and make sure to let us know how you like it.
Everything You Didn't Know About Grapeseed Oil
How's it made?
Grapeseed oil is the by product of the wine industry, and is created by pressing grapeseeds. It's been utilized for over 6,000 years, but began seeing a resurgence in popularity in the 20th century. It's also used often in cooking, because it has a high heat point (more on that later). As a result, it's also used in curl care treatments as well.
This lightweight oil is absolutely loaded with amazing natural ingredients. It has Vitamins E and F, which are healthy fatty acids. It also has minerals, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and procyanidolic oligomers, or PCOs. The Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids in particular are fantastic.
This oil is much lighter than other commonly used oils, so it moisturizes as well as conditions. Your curls will be left soft and manageable, but won't be weighed down or greasy. This oil also helps moisturize dry or damaged scalps. This means your curls will be able to grow faster, as well. The Vitamin E will encourage healthy hair tissue as well, which will increase growth.
Using this oil will keep your curls moisturized for a long period of time. This oil helps your scalp retain oil as well, so you'll find your strands grow much more quickly.
Finally, there are so many growth benefits when it comes to grapeseed oil. Massaging oil into your scalp will break up dandruff, moisturize your strands, and help with itching or flakes. To get the benefits of this oil, warm it and massage it directly into your scalp using your finger tips. Pull the remaining oil throughout your strands, and cover. Allow the oil to sit for 60 minutes, and apply heat if you'd like. Wash out with warm water and shampoo.
This helps your curls grow by removing build up, and encouraging blood flow to the scalp. A healthy scalp that can breathe will allow your curls to growth longer, stronger, and faster. Additionally, keeping your curls healthy by regularly moisturizing your strands will minimize breakage.